Subjective and Objective Pain

Subjective and Objective Pain

Growing up with parents who both worked in the medical field, I was often regaled with stories of the extraordinary or weird situations patients presented either in the hospital or when calling 911. A pair of anecdotes from my mother have long stuck in my head, and I...
Reflecting on the Story

Reflecting on the Story

After 62 entries in the series, my story arc based on Obsidian Interactive’s RPG Tyranny has come to an end. It hasn’t finished, not by a long shot, but the final scheduled post went up yesterday, and with that I have no more content waiting in the wings,...
Success from Rejection

Success from Rejection

It has been said that what defines an author isn’t the actual publication of a book but rather being turned down for publication. How many people have an idea for a story they want to tell, compared to those who write it down? How do those numbers compare to the...
A Book in my Hands

A Book in my Hands

Yesterday I was honored to receive the fully-revised draft of my first novel from my editor, who over the past month painstakingly went through and corrected/standardized not only the spelling and grammar used throughout but also made suggestions for word order, scene...
On Titles

On Titles

My father tells a story about a particular water polo game he was officiating where a teen-aged player addressed him as “dude.” He paused the game, turned to the player’s coach, and politely asked that players in future address him as...
Putting it Down

Putting it Down

Over a very productive weekend I found myself writing the closing words of the final rough draft of my first book. Two hundred pages of adventures in what I could best describe as a mash up of “Scooby Doo” and “Stranger Things,” and I could...